Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut believes that the MVP race is flawed and that teammate Stephen Curry deserves it more than anyone else.
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Curry is widely considered one of the favourites to win the award at the end of the regular season, but he faces tough competition from around the league.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has nine triple-doubles this season as he drags his team into the playoffs, while New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been in sensational form too.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is naturally involved in the conversation, while Los Angeles Clippers floor general Chris Paul has also had an impressive year to date.
However, Houston Rockets guard James Harden is arguably the biggest contender for the award as he has also carried his team to an impressive record.
Nevertheless, Bogut believes that there is significant point that people are forgetting, and that is that Curry has not missed any lengthy playing time at all this year and is being rested by coach Steve Kerr in preparation for the play-offs.
“He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points,” Bogut said Tuesday after Curry scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists in a win at Portland, as reported by Bay Area News Group.
“If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion.”
There are arguments to both sides, as Harden has essentially carried the Rockets without Dwight Howard and Westbrook is doing the same without Kevin Durant.
Yet the question is whether or not the voters will snub Curry who is arguably the best player in the league, playing on the best team in the league and could end up leading his team all the way to a championship.